Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery - or rather, the East and West Cemeteries in Highgate - provide a remarkable oasis of calm inside a vast, noisy city. Stroll around these beautiful settings for more than 50,000 graves and you could be anywhere in the country - lost amongst the trees and paths which seem to sprawl in every direction.

Search out the famous, or simply meander at random; there are histories and monuments of interest to be found on every winding path. The contrast between decaying, toppling or cracking stone, and the force of an ever-persistent nature trying to reclaim it, can be seen everywhere - a stark reminder of our own mortality and decay.

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East Cemetery

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East Cemetery

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East Cemetery

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East Cemetery

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East Cemetery

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West Cemetery

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West Cemetery

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West Cemetery

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East Cemetery

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East Cemetery